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Not all Germans show unwavering respect for authority. “Court Case Dieter” as he is nicknamed, has spent nearly half his life actively loathing it. The 77-year-old  retired sports teacher has been in court  a record 230 times for insulting establishment figures.

Heurelho Gomes

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The stopper is currently on loan with Hoffenheim

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Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery to miss Champions League tie against Arsenal

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Juventus striker Paul Pogba

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba inspires Juventus but Inter Milan stay in touch

Antonio Cassano ensured Internazionale kept within touching distance of Serie A leaders Juventus as they beat Catania 2-0 at San Siro yesterday. Cassano slotted in from close range to put the home side ahead on 28 minutes and Rodrigo Palacio made the points safe five minutes from time.

Cold Chinese hurdler ditches UK training camp

Organisers have long claimed the weather won't spoil London's party, but the guests of honour evidently don't agree.

Plane diverted to Dusseldorf airport after passenger dies

A plane was forced to make an emergency diversion and land after a passenger died on board, an airline said today.

The market in front of the City Hall in Vienna

Vienna has best living standard in the world, survey finds

Vienna has the best living standard in the world - and Baghdad the worst, according to an annual survey.

Thomas Struth: Life through an epic lens

Thomas Struth's photographs were making waves long before his recent portrait of the Queen. A major retrospective shows why, says Laura McLean-Ferris

Boxing: How the Klitschkos came to rule German fight game

Ukrainian brothers are box-office gold in unique world of boxing in their adopted nation, so Wladimir's fight against David Haye on Saturday will set new records.

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Europe's busiest airports could carry 28 million more passengers every year without further expansion or extra runways, a report claimed today.

Nul Points? Not this time, as Eurovision goes west

Britain has Blue. Ireland has Jedward. Are the long years of Eastern bloc domination over?

48 hours: Düsseldorf

The Eurovision Song Contest meets fine art and sophistication in this attractive and surprising city on the Rhine

Three 'al-Qa'ida members' arrested

Three suspected members of al-Qa'ida have been arrested in Germany.

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Upbeat airlines announce 128 new summer routes

Flying in the face of economic pressures and rising oil prices, airlines from the British Isles are launching an unprecedented 128 new routes this summer – and incurring the wrath of the environmental lobby.

Inge Laird: Poet who was a guiding light of New Departures publications and the Poetry Olympics

Inge Laird was a rara avis among artists and writers in the near ego-less purity of her aspirations and achievements. More piano and less ostentatious – but no less coherent – than Keats, Dylan Thomas or Philip Larkin, she celebrated even her own life's transience: "what little I have/drifts quietly towards/the open window".

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